Health & Wellness Features
Options for protection come with flu season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab....
For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations....
US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday....
Health law enrollment now 7.3M
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law - down from 8 million reported earlier this year....
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages....
700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday....
Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck....
FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease....
FDA revises food safety rules due next year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business....
Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice....
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity." He's unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault that encourages people on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens.
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